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View Poll Results: What color socks do you most often wear when riding?
White
17
19.54%
Black
30
34.48%
Match the outfit
14
16.09%
Hi Vis
11
12.64%
Beats me
3
3.45%
None
2
2.30%
Other
10
11.49%
Voters: 87. You may not vote on this poll

What color socks?

Old 06-17-21, 07:34 AM
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What color socks?

What color socks do you most often wear when riding?

White

Black

Match the outfit

Hi Vis

Beats me

None

Other
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Old 06-17-21, 07:41 AM
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with shorts I wear short hiking socks that are kinda close to my skin color




with long pants I try to wear black, but my cycling pants are long enough to cover the top of my shoes so it probably doesn't matter
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Old 06-17-21, 08:23 AM
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Black to hide the grease. When I commuted I carried my street clothes as well as socks, changing back into black socks and bike clothes for the commute home,
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Super old man nerdy black compression socks. Beats the alternative of seeing my naked legs.
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Old 06-17-21, 08:55 AM
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Generally bright neon yellow. Red and bright blue too. I don't go overboard trying to coordinate with any other clothing. Might be genre of cycling specific. If I ever was to do mountain biking off road or ride trails the BMX types might enjoy, I'd probably be muted colors with my socks.
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Old 06-17-21, 08:55 AM
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Hi viz on road. The first time I drove up behind a rider wearing them they looked like two bright yellow lights going up and down. Coupled with his bright red blinker and hi viz jersey and rear view mirror (Take a Look"), I initially thought, "eesh, I'll never do, THAT!". Heck, the first thing I used to take off a bike was the reflector.

Then I had a close call a couple of days later on my bike. I've been hi viz jersey and socks ever since....and a Take a Look mirror.

I don't give a s*** what other people think, but, a lot of people are doing exactly what I am doing and I see more every day. And, many are experienced riders too.
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Old 06-17-21, 10:29 AM
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Hi Viz in various colors when I'm cycling/running. Black cycling shoes, but Hi Viz running shoes in various colors.
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Old 06-17-21, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by drlogik View Post
Hi viz on road. The first time I drove up behind a rider wearing them they looked like two bright yellow lights going up and down. Coupled with his bright red blinker and hi viz jersey and rear view mirror (Take a Look"), I initially thought, "eesh, I'll never do, THAT!". Heck, the first thing I used to take off a bike was the reflector.

Then I had a close call a couple of days later on my bike. I've been hi viz jersey and socks ever since....and a Take a Look mirror.

I don't give a s*** what other people think, but, a lot of people are doing exactly what I am doing and I see more every day. And, many are experienced riders too.
If you're out on the road with traffic this is the only answer. Contrasting colors for the win...I'd rather look like a fat clown (and I do) and get "noticed" by sleepy drivers in their Brodozers so I can come home to my family than try to match (too much). I do have some green camo socks that match a green camo jersey I like...other than that...wear a contrasting sock color.

Or not.
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Old 06-17-21, 11:26 AM
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Unicorns farting rainbows, alligator mouths, devil ducks... Socks should be fun not boring plain colors.
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Old 06-17-21, 11:58 AM
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None of the above? Some of the above?

Almost all are black base and have some color/pattern to then match or clash with the jersey.

Ornot and Handlebar Mustache are my current two favorites.
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geese poop color with a hue of ran over red. or anything real dark; matches my soul.
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Just one color? Do you wear socks match each other??
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Old 06-17-21, 02:36 PM
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Typically black. I get several pair of Castelli team socks every year and most seasons they have been primarily black. Although they were orange for a couple of seasons.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
None of the above? Some of the above?
Almost all are black base and have some color/pattern to then match or clash with the jersey.
Ornot and Handlebar Mustache are my current two favorites.
If you like those, you should check out Donkey Label; https://donkeylabel.com/collections/socks
I've got 7-8 pairs and love them.
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Black fishnets.
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Black or grey. Has to be wool. Non-cycling brands.
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Black fishnets.
cheaper if you save the one from those cold smoked hams.
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Black fishnets.
Teach a man to fish....
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Mostly white ankle socks. I need all the sun I can get to boost my vitamin D level.

I have a few black and gray socks of the same type, usually Russell or comparable support socks with a little extra compression around the midfoot and arch. I mostly wear those with casual clothes, walking and running.
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I entered “white” on the survey/vote” page. But to be completely honest, cream colored or dingy white is a better description. I do have some gray/grey? socks that approach the dingy white after several/many washings. One thing for sure is NEVER BLACK! My faves are wool or wool blend but some are cotton. Usually devoid of logos but some are “that way” .
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Socks: basic black, with one exception: my mostest favouritest pair(s) of socks are these from Defeet. I have a stash of several pairs.

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Don't you have rainbow socks to match your titanium rainbow spokes?
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Wear a white tube sock under a black shoe on your left foot.

Wear a black tube sock under a white shoe on your right foot.

The rest of your outfit should be gray.
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Black from head to toe.

And no, black is not hotter in the summer.
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Black. But I do wear white socks when wearing the white shoes I bought for riding on the track but now occasionally use in good weather on my commute.
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